IELTS Cue Card Sample 498 - Describe a person whose job is important to the society

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a person whose job is important to the society.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what is his/her profession
  • how s/he helps others

and explain why the job this person has is important to the society.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Sample Answer 1:
Every honest job is noble in my opinion if it somehow helps others. While police officers risk their lives to protect the people and ensure the law and order, lawyers defend the innocents or prove a criminal guilty. Likewise, politicians devote their time and life for the greater good of the country, doctors heal our illness, scientists and researchers put our civilisation one step forward and this list goes on and on. However, for this cue card topic I would like to talk about a person who is a teacher and in my opinion, her job is quite important to the society as well as to the country.
The name of this teacher is Mary Margaret and she is an English teacher in a high school located in our area. She is in fact, a much-revered teacher among her students and colleagues and I like the invaluable contribution she has for teaching in an excellent way. Besides, she is an honest person with many other excellent qualities that make her an exemplary person in our society.  

Teaching, in my opinion, is a very noble profession and makes the society a better place by eradicating our ignorance and by creating an enlightened generation. This profoundly important job is done by teachers who are doing a really great job for all of us. In this present era, formal educational institutes help us to enhance our knowledge and prepare us for the future. Creating an illuminated society is the main purpose of the education and teachers are helping us to acquire the wisdom and knowledge we need to lead a better life. This is why I personally think that a teacher's job is one of the most important jobs in our society.  

Speaking of Mary Margaret, I was one of her favourite students and her teaching style was quite unique. Her excellent teaching style helped me learn many grammatical rules and use English more fluently. As a teacher, she was quite devoted and punctual. She must be very proud that some of her students are in important positions nationwide and some of them still visit her.


Cue Card Sample Answer 2:
It is indeed a pleasure to talk about a person who plays an important role in  the society for the nature of his profession. I feel lucky as I know such a man and he is relative to me. Mr Alfred Cadman, my uncle, is such a person who contributes greatly to the society.
Uncle Cadman is my paternal uncle, and in fact, the youngest of all the three brothers from my dad’s family. He completed his graduation in journalism a few years back and now works as a journalist. I believe his work is quite important to the society. He looks smart with his adventurer-like appearance and I like his humorous and courageous characters. He is around six feet in height with a bunch of solid muscles on his body. He loves to smile and helps people in their distress, and thus he is loved by all in the locality for his benevolent nature. Besides, he often participates in different types of adventurous activities and takes part at the annual adventure festival that takes place here in the last part of December every year.

By profession, uncle Cadman is a journalist and works with a local daily. He is a senior reporter cum special correspondent for our locality on the daily newspaper. He collects news and prepares reports to be published in the daily newspaper, The Daily Life. Besides collecting events for his newspaper, he tries to bring out the real facts behind the events. Often he receives misinformation over different issues but he carefully verifies the information. He is careful about the authenticity of any information and when he seems satisfied with his thorough investigation, he submits the reports to his office to be published. As a result, he remains busy all the time around the day. Often he goes out for information even at midnight to get some stories for his newspaper.

He is very cooperative to anyone. He has access to almost everywhere in the city and by dint of his profession, he is influential. So, when someone asks for help, he extends his hands towards those people and let them get the right things for them. If any officer at any government office denies providing any service to anyone without showing the exact cause, he helps the people to get the service and often report the corruption that the government officials get involved in. Besides, he is always informed about the surroundings in the locality and if smells something unusual, he tries to solve the issues immediately to prevent detrimental or unwanted impacts of the event. By this way, he always helps others and keeps the entire locality calm and peaceful.

The profession of uncle Cadman appears something more than journalism. As he is a journalist, he has some commitments to the society. His job is to collect news and events, prepare them for the reporting and send to the headquarters to be published on the next day. But if he narrates everything on the report, it may bring a catastrophe for all. So, often he sends reports in a filtered manner to keep everything under control. The information he provides to the people keeps them updated which is a must to keep pace with the society. Actually, if there were no journalists, it would have been impossible to get to know about surrounding events regularly.

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